Lee J. Rountree

Lee J. Rountree

Full Name: Leonidas Johnson "Lee" Rountree
Date of birth: July 15, 1868
Date of death: May 2, 1923

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 26 Jan 9, 1923 - May 2, 1923 38th (1)   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Brazos, Grimes
H 22 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Brazos, Grimes

(1) Rountree died at his desk 5/2/1923. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Photo and biographical sketch (Frances Rountree). Born 1878?, death date 12/5/1956. First woman elected to represent Brazos County. One of the first two widows of legislators elected to the Texas Legislature (with Cora Gray Strong.) Relatives: Lee J. Rountree - husband, Frances Rountree - wife. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Lee J. Rountree (1868-1923), burial in Bryan City Cemetery, Brazos County. Includes photograph, biographical sketch listing name "Leonidas Johnson Rountree." Find a Grave.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, refers to "Colonel Rountree." 38th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 5/5/1923, pp. 262-263. Resolutions - Memorial.

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in "A Journalistic Survivor - The History of The Eagle," 3/4/2005. Bryan Eagle.
  • Obituaries and photo printed in Bryan Weekly Eagle, "Bryan and All Texas is Mourning Loss of One of State's Most Prominent Statesmen, Rep. Lee J. Rountree," 5/3/1923, p. 1. Bryan Eagle.
  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County, 1930.
  • Lee J. Rountree, birth date 7/15/1868 in Texas; death date 5/2/1923 in Austin, Travis County; editor newspaper. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Photo and obituary, "Lee J. Rountree Drops Dead While on Floor of Legislative Chamber," 5/3/1923, pp. 1-2. Galveston Daily News.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

38th R.S. - 1923
Conservation and Reclamation (Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments  
Revenue and Taxation  
37th R.S. - 1921
Congressional Districts  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Revenue and Taxation  

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